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This book is about the antique business. Written by Henry Purnie, a jewelry and antique dealer for 40 years, it is both informative and humorous. Dealers and the public alike will identify with the games and dealings that make up the antique business. Illustrated with cartoons and caricatures by prize-winning artist Edward Graystone, this book is about people who buy and sell antiques---the fun, tragedies, extreme pleasure or mishaps that are part of the business. Great fun. Revealing tips. Timely
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Henry Purnie, author of "What's Your Best Price?" was born in Utica, NY and spent much of his adult life in the pursuit of antique treasures---knocking on doors in cities throughout the country, buying old gold and jewelry---his unique and successful approach. The name Purnie---Henry and brother Vin---became well known as exclusive antique jewelry dealers, exhibiting at the best antique shows in the country. Still very active today, Henry has become a "general practitioner" of antiques and enjoys the challenges of the profession. Today, more than ever, antiques are fascinating to the public---in both their sale and purchase. His was (and is) a life well spent in a world of perplexities and pleasures---and the pursuit of hidden treasures.
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Book Description Pur-Plex Press, 1997. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0965976203